USS dispute – update

Our boycott of assessment and marking has been suspended to allow talks to occur – this was a position which our branch meeting supported. However this suspension is temporary until Jan 15th, and permanently lifting the threat of action depends on the employers and USS permanently lifting the threat of serious cuts to our pensions. So far that hasn’t happened.

Our concerns remain and if an acceptable outcome is not reached we will take action again.

We will let you know if we receive fresh campaign material. In the meantime the branch still has stocks of the material already released which you can use to maintain awareness of the issues. Please contact Owen, Ersun or myself or your local rep for materials.

The national USS dispute update gives an official public statement of the position.